"It has been a long battle for me, but the customized program has helped me get
back to a better life."
Jean F. Sherwood Park
Jean 34 is living common law and has three children who are
no longer in her care. Jean has lost all parental rights due to her addictions.
She hopes to connect with her children again when they are of age.
to do this from a place of long term sobriety. Everything Jean currently does is closely tied to this goal. She does not know how or when a reunion will occur but she has faith that one day she will be in a position to form a healthy relationship with them.
Jean has been in and out of treatment since she was a
teenager and has both short and long term periods of stability and sobriety. She is very self aware and continues to attend AA groups when she feels the need.
had managed to complete her GED and works part time. She is in a relatively
stable relationship with a former addict who works out of town. He does not have kids but supports her intentions with her birth children.
Jean contacted me to help her address the guilt and shame she had
around her children. In spite of past therapy she felt that she still had work
to do. For weeks or months she coped well and then was triggered into engulfing
guilt by external stimulus. When this happened she lost sight of her hard earned coping skills.
Jean was able to create an energetic shift around her stuck
emotion of guilt through a very gentle and nurturing process that allowed her
to reconnect with the parts of herself that had made decisions from a deeply
While this did not eradicate the damage it did give it a new
dimension. It simply sat differently within Jean. This supported the forward momentum of Jean's ultimate long term goal. Jean was offered several
strategies and made good use of on going support to help cement this emotional shift.